Long after the last coats have dried on your new paint job, you can still have easy access to the color names and numbers for touch-ups.

Paint Swatch Sticks

Long after the last coats have dried on your new paint job, you can still have easy access to the color names and numbers for touch-ups.

Slip-proof your rug: To give an area rug some traction, flip it over, and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

Slip-Proofing

Slip-proof your rug: To give an area rug some traction, flip it over, and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

Prevent paint “overspray”with this clever spray booth made from a cardboard box. Cut a hole in the top of the box. Cover the opening with plastic wrap and position a shop light above to illuminate your project. You can use coat hangers, poked through the cardboard, to hold and rotate the objects as you’re painting them. Not only will your shop be neater, but your paint projects will now be thumbprint free.

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Prevent paint “overspray”with this clever spray booth made from a cardboard box. Cut a hole in the top of the box. Cover the opening with plastic wrap and position a shop light above to illuminate your project. You can use coat hangers, poked through the cardboard, to hold and rotate the objects as you’re painting them. Not only will your shop be neater, but your paint projects will now be thumbprint free.

Sometimes, masking tape that's been sitting on a shelf for years won’t pull off the roll without tearing. Freshen it by microwaving it for 10 seconds. Heat softens the adhesive for easy release

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Sometimes, masking tape that's been sitting on a shelf for years won’t pull off the roll without tearing. Freshen it by microwaving it for 10 seconds. Heat softens the adhesive for easy release

Coat hanger catches excess paint - Cut the bottom section from a stiff wire coat hanger and bend it so each end straddles the rim to fit inside a paint can. Let the wire overlap the sides and tape it to the can to keep it steady when you rub off the excess paint. When the job's finished, remove the wire and wipe it clean to be ready for next time.

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Coat hanger catches excess paint - Cut the bottom section from a stiff wire coat hanger and bend it so each end straddles the rim to fit inside a paint can. Let the wire overlap the sides and tape it to the can to keep it steady when you rub off the excess paint. When the job's finished, remove the wire and wipe it clean to be ready for next time.

Eliminate sticking when painting >> use push pins in back of object to hold it up from the surface you're painting on

Eliminate sticking when painting >> use push pins in back of object to hold it up from the surface you're painting on

Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Works like a charm!

Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Works like a charm!

Gallon Milk jug filled with water, attach a head lamp pointed toward the water, instant soft light w/out glare. Great for camping!

Gallon Milk jug filled with water, attach a head lamp pointed toward the water, instant soft light w/out glare. Great for camping!

When serving ice cream to a large group, consider cutting it instead of scooping to save time.  Ah ha!

Serving Cake and Ice Cream Like a Pro

When serving ice cream to a large group, consider cutting it instead of scooping to save time. Ah ha!

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